Tips on how to practice easily at home and how to stay healthy through the winter
I can already hear the comments: “Oh, Ayurvedic living is so complicated!” But is it really? We asked Carina Alana Preuß, managing director of the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen in Traben-Trarbach. The 32-year-old, who grew up in an Ayurvedic environment, has been managing the 5-star establishment since last year. 25 years ago, her parents founded the first address for Ayurveda in Germany. Carina glows, inside and out, and whoever meets her is immediately drawn to the Ayurvedic way of living. She conveys her message with great passion and freshness and her expertise as an Ayurveda expert and yoga teacher is more than convincing. In order to make this ancient Science of Life (the meaning of the term “Ayurveda”) even more accessible and approachable to greater number of people over and beyond the classic Panchakarma cure offered at the hotel, she also makes use of various social media channels. She has, for example, developed an online course that is quick and easy to navigate, even for beginners. It is obvious from her online blog that she is the best example of a lived Ayurvedic lifestyle. A mentor in matters of contemporary Ayurveda, someone who knows what she’s talking about and who takes it very seriously. Living in the here and now, however, she does occasionally treat herself to French fries.
Is Ok for an Ayurvedian to eat French Fries?
Carina Alana Preuß: Exceptions and being undogmatic are part of Ayurveda. It’s just a question of being sensible about it. After indulging in a portion of French fries for example, it’s best to take Triphala (an Ayurvedic herbal formula that helps digestion). Or after a late night and a heavy dinner, one can skip breakfast or have a soup day. If I don’t want to get too carried away, sweet potato slices baked at home with salt, curry powder and oil are my healthy alternative to frozen foods and deep-frying in oil.
Everyday hotel life, further training, constantly on the go – how do you manage to stay in balance?
That’s a very good question. I really do invest a of energy in my endeavors to one day make the world a healthier and more awareful place. My diary may sometimes be bursting at the seams, but my food is sacred to me. I make no compromises there and insist on a healthy, warm and freshly prepared lunch.… weiterlesen
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